Breaking News! The USPSTF has finalized new recommendations for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) — adults aged 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years should be screened annually. Screening should be discontinued once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingness to have curative lung surgery. 

Please save the date for “Lung Cancer Screening: What You Need to Know, Including Updates to the USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines” on April 12 10:30am and April 16 at Noon, our series for healthcare professionals curious about the new guidelines.

April 12th Registration Link

April 16th Registration Link

Additional Reading:

Screening for Lung Cancer US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Final Recommendation Statement Lung Cancer: Screening